go (one's) (own) way

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go (one's) (own) way

To proceed, act, or do things in a direction or manner as one so chooses or desires, especially as is distinct, separate, or different from that of others. After meeting resistance with her partner about how the business should be run, she decided to go her way and open her own law firm. Tom doesn't have a huge amount of friends, but I've never worried about him; he just likes to go his own way in life, and that's fine by me.
See also: way

go your own ˈway

do what you want, especially against the advice of others: Teenagers always go their own way, and it’s no use trying to stop them.
See also: own, way
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Business has been growing rapidly, but partners would like to go their own ways.
The Golden Stags came out too eager to win and that worked against them as players opted to go their own ways, which the championship-tested Red Lions took advantage of.
Now, at the end of university and the beginning of the rest of life, there was nothing for it but to practise what they had promised each other to practice, which included a vow 'to go their own ways whatever anyone else tried to tell them to do'.
Sometimes people just grow a part, and sometimes people just go their own ways," she said, adding that she was "happy.
The pair have not appeared on screen together in nine years, after differences over the running of their production company Effingee saw them go their own ways, effectively putting the much-loved septuagenarians into cold storage.
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That wasn't difficult, given the conservatives' inclination this term to go their own ways, writing separate concurrences and dissents.
Talks between the two parties were almost on the brink of collapsing as the two parties prepared to go their own ways.
With the end of the Second World War in sight, the partners in the coalition could not wait to go their own ways.
Mac are set to go their own ways MUSIC legends Fleetwood Mac's new LP and upcoming tour will be their last.
Yet, a significant number of Scots want to go their own ways, which defies the general political understanding.
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The 'White Stripes' have finally decided to go their own ways, it has emerged.
Sadly, they decided to go their own ways weeks after its release.
AGENTS Johnny McKeever and Oliver Gaisford-St Lawrence are set to go their own ways after ten years of trading as McKeever St Lawrence, writes Nancy Sexton.
The court noted that, although Heller questioned Cruikshank, this "[did] not license inferior courts to go their own ways.